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Morning Star

Bandaramulla, Mirissa 81740 Sri Lanka
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#1 of 44 hotels in Mirissa
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Situated 1 km from whale watching at Mirissa and 5 minute walk to to the mirissa beach area, Morning Star Guest House offers a spacious common living area with plush sofas, a flat-screen TV, and a seaview balcony. Complimentary Wi-Fi access is provided. Rooms are air-conditioned,hot water, and feature carved 4-poster beds and furniture. The en suite bathroom comes with hot shower facilities and WiFi in all area. The restaurant serves traditional Sri Lankan delights alongside Western and Chinese specialities and special seafood menus. Guest can head to the 24-hour front desk for assistance with luggage storage, laundry and use of safety deposit boxes and mini bar in the room. Activities such as whale watching, fishing and city tours can also be arranged. The guesthouse is 8 km from the Weligama Railway Station and 11 km from Dondra Head Lighthouse. The Snake Farm is 20 km away, while the Mattala International Airport is 82 km away.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Pool / beach towels
Breakfast available
Car hire
Currency exchange
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Bottled water
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Rachel wrote a review 17 Jan
Newquay, United Kingdom2 contributions
We initially booked one night at Morning Star, but after seeing the property, the spacious clean rooms, and getting such a warm welcome we immediately booked the remainder of our trip to stay here. We were in Sri Lanka for our honeymoon and the owners made the occasion really special, decorating our room with fresh flowers, balloons and even giving us some homemade cake. We loved everything about our stay here. The location - a short walk from the main beach, but just across the road from the turtle bay beach which is more unspoilt. The property extends really far back so it’s very peaceful where the rooms are and by the pool. The rooms- We stayed in one of the superior rooms, it was very spacious and spotlessly clean. The shower was the best we had during our time in Sri Lanka (powerful and lots of hot water if you wanted it). The rooms must have had good sound insulation as they were really quiet which made for a great nights sleep. The pool - The cleanest pool I have ever seen and obviously tended to on a regular basis by the owner. The pool area was a haven, overlooking tropical plants and trees, peacocks, and even monkeys. Breakfast - A huge fresh breakfast was available every morning, and the owners were very flexible about timings. We liked to surf early morning and had breakfast around 10am, but on our last morning due to a lunch time flight we were able to have breakfast at 0630, nothing seemed like too much trouble. Our breakfast usually consisted of fresh coffee, a big plate of tropical fruit, fresh yogurt and honey, fried eggs and toast (with homemade bread). The people - Morning Star is family run and while being very professional you are also made to feel at home and cared for. The family and staff (Sriyani) were some of the kindest most genuine people we have met and had a real talent for hospitality. We were always met with genuine smiles and warmth. If you want a clean, peaceful and relaxing place to stay Morning Star is for you. Thank you so much to the family and Sriyani for making our stay so special, we hope we can come back soon 😊
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Eyal Zilker wrote a review 2 Jan
7 contributions1 helpful vote
Family owned hotel. Large rooms. Very clean. Beautiful swimming pool. 50 meters from the Turtle Beach. I stayed for two weeks. Very warm welcoming. The family helps with anything in need, including help with renting surf board, laundry, money exchange, transportation from/to airport. Breakfasts are huge and very tasty. Fruits, yugort, eggs, coffee pancakes and local tasty things. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Neild2 wrote a review Dec 2021
Zanzibar Island, Tanzania17 contributions
Spent 2 nights here. In the heart on things and right across the rd from turtle beach where I swam with turtles. Bed was super comfy and room was ice cold and some nice restaurants locally too Gray brekkie too
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Will K wrote a review Dec 2021
Farnborough, United Kingdom4 contributions2 helpful votes
Lovely staff, beautiful rooms and great food. Really close to the beach but it also has a beautiful pool if you fancy a day by the pool. The wife/mother of the guys that run the hotel cooks a delicious breakfast and the fruit platter is spectacular.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Secure parking by the reception
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Евгений Ш wrote a review Dec 2021
1 contribution
Great hotel! Convient room, good pool with hydromassage and sun lounges. There isn't a hair dryer and some mosquitos stuff, but bedrooms have special bed nets. Breakfast is great, especially fruit plate. 2 min to the ocean, where you can see turtles
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Hair dryer and mosquitos stuff
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Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceMirissa
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Frequently Asked Questions about Morning Star
Which popular attractions are close to Morning Star?
Nearby attractions include Coconut Tree Hill (0.4 km), Turtle Point (0.3 km), and Parrot Rock Bridge (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Morning Star?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Morning Star?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Morning Star?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Morning Star?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Morning Star?
Conveniently located restaurants include Turtle Bay Beach Resort at Sea Google, 101 Restaurant, and Petti Petti Mirissa.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Morning Star?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Does Morning Star have airport transportation?
Yes, Morning Star offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Morning Star located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Mirissa.
Are any cleaning services offered at Morning Star?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Morning Star?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kushta Raja Gala (5.9 km).